The Wynn Resorts Las Vegas is the first major property to announce its operations without poker. According to the casino forum sources, its casino will be open for business, but poker rooms will not be available.
It is part of the “Phase 3” of Governor Sisolak’s “Road to Recovery for Nevada.” It is also an effort to keep human contact at a minimum. The company as well keep closed for its U.S-facing poker rooms at Encore in Las Vegas and Boston. Both places will reopen at a later date when executives feel poker is safe to offer.
What Are the Grounds for Wynn Resorts Las Vegas to Resume Operations Without Poker?
Wynn Resorts Las Vegas management released a health and safety guidelines for the reopening of its casino. In section 11 of the 28-page guideline laid out protocols to ensure a safe environment of games to offer. These include changing the deck cards every two hours and cleaning the seating area once the player leaves. Keeping extra distance between the tables is also added.
However, the management decided that the rest of the casino resume operations without poker. It is because the Gaming Board decides to limit poker to four-handed play, making it unprofitable.
Along with poker, another live casino game, craps will also be under heavy restrictions at Wynn properties. It is because it tends to draw a crowd using the same set of dice. At its Boston location, craps will be available in the high-limit casino section.
Postponed Summer Poker Tournaments die to COVID-19
The World Series of Poker was postponed last month with organizers hoping to reschedule in October. Another tournament, the summer tournament in Aria Resort and Casino, also canceled recently. It includes its Summer High Roller Series.
The decision by Wynn highlights the massive changes gamblers can expect upon the return of Las Vegas casinos. The live poker industry appears to be on life support with over-the-top demands of the four-handed play.
With that, it only screams for demands for the return of the legalized online poker. It is along with many of the casinos getting cut on the action. Bettors, specifically poker players, can take that to the bank. Bettors on other state allowing online gambling, enjoy their games in the comforts of their homes. Furthermore, many sites offer an online video poker tutorial useful, whether for a newbie or expert bettor.